Hike Up Dunn River Falls

The highlight of our Ocho Rios, Jamaica trip was definitely the hike up Dunn River Falls. Was it worth it though?

Leonids hiking up waterfall, Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

There were upsidesand there were downsides.

Husband did this excursion years agoand had a fantastic time then so we thought it would be great to do again.  This time around it just so happened that we weren't lucky in our mode of transportation.

Leonids in Jamaica
Waiting in line for our "caravan".

Ocho Rios, Jamaica made me pleasantly nostalgic for the Philippines:

  • beautiful tropical landscape
  • little shacks selling snacks along the main road
  • goats roaming free

Unfortunately, the 2 hour ride to to our destination dampened much of the joy we may have had: The caravan was cramped, hot, stifling, LOUD and sounded like it would break down at any moment.

After the van ride, we were transported to the falls via a rickety, old boat that lookedand sounded like it would break down at any moment considering it was puffing huge plumes of black smoke along the way.  Another disappointment as we had signed up for a CATAMARAN and rum punch!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica beach resorts

After that questionable and long van/boat ride, we finally made it to Dunn River Falls!

Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Where Dunn River Falls empties out into the ocean.

Leonids hiking up waterfall, Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The cold water was definitely refreshing.. but very, very cold (if you couldn't tell by our expressions)!

Holding handsand hiking up waterfall, Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We had to hold hands as we hiked up the falls.

Leonids hiking up waterfall, Dunn River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The hike up Dunn River Falls: 2 thumbs up. Getting to the falls is another matter!

Bat Towel, Royal Caribbean cruise, Freedom of the Seas
Bat towel awaiting us after our excursion.

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